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Offline Mahlerian

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« Reply #1880 on: February 14, 2018, 09:11:52 AM »
I thought I’d share a little update on Thatfabulousalien: it appears he’s dropped out of university, gave up on his goal to become a composer, and has even left the city he was living in. Also, he has no interest in classical music any longer, which I hope is just a passing thing. It doesn’t look like he’ll be on GMG anytime soon. :-\ It’s so strange how a 'bad experience', which in this case for Alien was studying music, can somehow taint your view of a genre that was obviously a passion and played an important part of your life.

I'm sorry to hear that.  I know he was having a tough time at school keeping up his motivation.
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« Reply #1881 on: February 15, 2018, 12:23:50 PM »
Anyone heard from Sarge lately? Just checked--he last checked in here on Jan 26.

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he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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« Reply #1882 on: February 15, 2018, 12:33:09 PM »
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Aerosmith or Gene Autry?

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« Reply #1883 on: February 15, 2018, 12:37:19 PM »
Or maybe that's the English translation of the mysterious "Hojotoho! hojotoho! heiaha! heiaha!"

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« Reply #1884 on: February 15, 2018, 12:40:29 PM »
Or maybe that's the English translation of the mysterious "Hojotoho! hojotoho! heiaha! heiaha!"

:)

 ;D :D ;D  ...but I was thinking Aerosmith...high testosterone levels, don't you know   ;)

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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« Reply #1885 on: February 15, 2018, 05:59:53 PM »
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« Reply #1886 on: February 15, 2018, 06:51:34 PM »
I thought I’d share a little update on Thatfabulousalien: it appears he’s dropped out of university, gave up on his goal to become a composer, and has even left the city he was living in. Also, he has no interest in classical music any longer, which I hope is just a passing thing. It doesn’t look like he’ll be on GMG anytime soon. :-\ It’s so strange how a 'bad experience', which in this case for Alien was studying music, can somehow taint your view of a genre that was obviously a passion and played an important part of your life.

Another victim of our modern educational system!  ???  He might have done better as an autodidact, using Fux, Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Piston for his professors.

And a host of scores from the masters!  8)
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« Reply #1887 on: February 15, 2018, 07:33:04 PM »
Another victim of our modern educational system!  ???  He might have done better as an autodidact, using Fux, Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Piston for his professors.

And a host of scores from the masters!  8)

Well, I do think Alien had reached a stage of burnout and simply couldn’t recover from it.
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« Reply #1888 on: February 15, 2018, 07:33:36 PM »
Also, it’s great to see the Sarge back! 8)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1889 on: February 15, 2018, 09:45:31 PM »
Also, it’s great to see the Sarge back! 8)

I am sure he either is amongst us with yet another rick name or lurking each day, the guy needs serious psychiatrist help .

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« Reply #1890 on: February 16, 2018, 02:14:28 AM »
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 :-*

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1891 on: February 16, 2018, 02:19:24 AM »
I'm back
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I'm back
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Here [he] go[es] again on [his] own
Goin' down the only road [he's] ever known


Welcome back!
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« Reply #1892 on: February 16, 2018, 02:30:23 AM »
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« Reply #1893 on: February 16, 2018, 06:41:28 AM »
I'm back
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Good stuff.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1894 on: February 16, 2018, 08:38:24 AM »
I thought I’d share a little update on Thatfabulousalien: it appears he’s dropped out of university, gave up on his goal to become a composer, and has even left the city he was living in. Also, he has no interest in classical music any longer, which I hope is just a passing thing. It doesn’t look like he’ll be on GMG anytime soon. :-\ It’s so strange how a 'bad experience', which in this case for Alien was studying music, can somehow taint your view of a genre that was obviously a passion and played an important part of your life.

Thanks for the post. Sounds like a tumultuous time. I hope he’s okay, whether or not he ever regains interest in classical music.

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« Reply #1895 on: February 16, 2018, 08:40:25 AM »
Thanks for the post. Sounds like a tumultuous time. I hope he’s okay, whether or not he ever regains interest in classical music.

Disruption can be good if it puts you on the right path. Of course I don't know if that is the case here.

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« Reply #1896 on: February 17, 2018, 04:48:50 PM »
I am sure he either is amongst us with yet another rick name or lurking each day, the guy needs serious psychiatrist help .

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« Reply #1897 on: February 17, 2018, 05:40:04 PM »
Russian Troll Farm?

I assume anothername replied to the wrong post. There was discussion about " fab alien" just before MI commented about me. Alien did frequently change his nick.

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"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1898 on: February 17, 2018, 09:51:26 PM »
I assume anothername replied to the wrong post. There was discussion about " fab alien" just before MI commented about me. Alien did frequently change his nick.

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He did. But then, on average, you and John changed avatars twice daily.
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« Reply #1899 on: February 18, 2018, 05:00:41 AM »
He did. But then, on average, you and John changed avatars twice daily.

Yes, on average we do  ;D

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"